KPMG, audit, Big Four

19 June, 2018

Watchdog spotlights KPMG for ‘deterioration’ in audit quality

KPMG, the auditor under investigation for its work on the collapsed construction giant Carillion, has been told by the UK's audit watchdog that half its FTSE 350 audits last year required "more than j...
Jes Staley, Barclays CEO

18 June, 2018

Executives warned of action using senior managers regime

The fine imposed on Barclays' chief executive Jes Staley has been signalled as a warning to executives that regulators will not hold back from acting on the rules in the
law

18 June, 2018

Lawful impediment: company law and insider control

It has become commonplace among corporate governance scholars and practitioners alike that company law and regulations are an important ingredient for a good corporate governance regime. [pull-righ...
Pay inequality, remuneration, executive pay, performance pay, executive rewards

14 June, 2018

New UK CEO pay-ratio reporting laws announced

All UK-listed companies with more than 250 employees in the UK will have to report annually on the difference in pay between their chief executive officer (CEO) and their average UK worker, under plan...
Domino's Pizza Group

14 June, 2018

Board moves at Domino’s Pizza Group and Stanley Gibbons

Stanley Gibbons Group Graham Shircore, formerly a non-executive director at the collectible postage stamps group Stanley Gibbons, has been named its CEO. Shircore had initially joined the...
Responsible investment, ESG

14 June, 2018

ESG: is it truly being integrated with investment decisions?

Reading the transparency reports submitted by signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), it becomes clear that asset managers take widely different approaches in the integratio...
James Wates

13 June, 2018

Corporate governance principles for private companies published

New corporate governance principles for large private companies have been published, including a call on boards to undertake "meaningful engagement" with material stakeholders. The six new principl...
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2018

EU inches closer to banking governance reforms

EU leaders have agreed on a general approach to the banking package of reforms, paving the way for negotiations to start on the details, said the European Commission. The Commission put forward a r...
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data harvesting, data ethics

12 June, 2018

Facebook’s fail: the ‘story’, the risks and the role of the board

One of the arguments that one increasingly hears these days is that corporate governance in the new economy will be all about the “story” of the company, not about its performance or assets. Value...
executive pay, remuneration, pay ratios

11 June, 2018

Companies face new law demanding they justify pay gap

Public companies in the UK will be required to justify pay differences between the pay of chief executives and their staff, according to a government announcement. Directors also face demands to se...